In the News

Read below for recently published news articles about Environmental Volunteers and the EcoCenter.


Nurturing the Next Generation of Stewards »

November 2018 – School Programs, the cornerstone of EV services,  provide Bay Area students from low-income areas with access to environmental education relating to California’s natural world.


Transporting Kids to Nature »

June 2018 – The EV’s Transportation Fund is a critical link to provide Bay Area provide students with access to field trips and outdoor environmental education.


EV Welcomes New Executive Director, Elliott Wright »

March 2018 – Elliott Wright bring 12 years of experience in nonprofit leadership, fundraising, and environmental education program development.


Environmental Volunteers’ Executive Director to step down after 17 years »

May 2017 – Allan Berkowitz leaves his post as Executive Director of the EV.


Hands-on Discovery With the EV at Hoover Elementary (podcast) »

September 2016 – Elsa Chen, teacher at Hoover Elementary in Palo Alto, shares how her 3rd grade classroom transforms during an EV school program.


Have Exhibits, Will Travel: New Environmental Educational Program in Baylands Takes the Lessons to the People »

August 2016 – The EcoCenter on Wheels is a new mobile learning station developed by Environmental Volunteers to bring environmental science lessons to the community.


Environmental Volunteers helps 10,000 Students a Year Bridge the ‘Nature Gap’ »

February 2016 – EV programs help students connect with nature and learn ways to care for the environment.


$200,000 Grant from Super Bowl 50 awarded to Environmental Volunteers »

February 2016 – The Super Bowl 50 Host Committee selected the EV as one of four local nonprofits to receive a Game Changer Grant. The EV’s funds will support nature field trips for low-income students.


Local Girl Scout Launches Project to Save Endangered Species in the Baylands »

June 2015 – Environmental Volunteers hosts Save Our Species, an interactive exhibit at the EcoCenter by Gunn High School student, Sakshi Satpathy.


Guided Canoe Trip at Baylands Nature Preserve Gives A Rare Look at SF Bay Ecosystem »

September 2013 –  Environmental Volunteers’ Canoeing the Baylands program allows a close up look at birds, bat rays, and salt marsh plants.


Junior Naturalist program introduces kids to the Baylands »

June 2013 – The Junior Naturalist afterschool program provides local youth with the chance to engage in hands-on natural science activities.


Photo Tour: Environmental Education Comes to Life! »

July 2012 – Microsoft celebrates the grand opening of the EcoCenter, the Bay Area’s newest environmental education facility.


KQED Science: Palo Alto Celebrates New Nature Center »

July 2012 – The grand opening of the Environmental Volunteers’ EcoCenter ushers in a new era for the historic Sea Scout building.


Historic Preservation in Palo Alto »

August 2012 – The restoration of the Environmental Volunteers’ EcoCenter celebrates the unique architectural history of the former Sea Scout base.